How do you keep your cool with your kids?
Truth is, I’m horrid at keeping my cool with Sophie. As cute as she may look, and as much as I love her from the moon and back, she can be a terror when she goes into one of her melodramatic tantrums. These days, you can not accuse her of anything otherwise it will just set her off in a torrent of tears and tantrums. And she’ll make sure you go on a guilt trip when she exclaims, “You’re hurting my feelings”…. followed by more tears.
And then there are days when she does things every so slowly even when she knows it a mad rush every weekday morning. I got to admit that I’ve a problem being on time but having her doing things at snail’s pace makes me snap especially when I get no response from her despite all my hurrying.
On good days, I take a deep breathe and count to ten and restrategise. Other days, I have to remind myself that it’s not ME, because she probably is indifferent and treats everyone the same way. And most days, I tell myself that this too shall pass.
But admittedly, the calm days are far and few these days and I’ve been losing my cool way too often. So often that I suspect she’s been picking up the screaming, exasperated tone plus a little attitude from me. Hubby is now usually the one to call a time out on me and takes over while I cool myself down. Which I do and then feel mad guilty about because she probably picking up all these behaviour from me, where I’ve become the exact person whom I’ve told her not to be.
I can’t even imagine how it will be when she becomes a teenager especially when she’s already an antsy five-year-old let alone 15 year-old.
I am still working on being a calm and cool mum. I know I’m not there yet but I know that if I want Sophie to behave better, mummy’s got to lead by example. So if you’ve got a tried and proven chill mum tip, do drop me a line. I’m sure I’m not the only mum who’s losing my cool 😛
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